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10 Job Openings at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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National Consultant – Monitoring Systems

The National Consultant – Monitoring Systems will assess the institutional monitoring systems and develop a plan for strengthening the national monitoring systems, with responsibility for the following:

  • Conducting a thorough review of existing literature, reports, and databases related to biodiversity monitoring in Montenegro;
  • Assessing the methodologies, indicators, and tools used for data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Evaluating the institutional arrangements, including roles, responsibilities, and coordination mechanisms among relevant agencies and stakeholders involved in biodiversity monitoring;
  • Identifying gaps in data collection, analysis, and reporting, including geographical, taxonomic, and temporal coverage;
  • Analysing the adequacy of existing monitoring frameworks for capturing changes in biodiversity and related ecosystems;
  • Assessing the capacity and resources available for biodiversity monitoring, including technical expertise and financial support;
  • Conducting consultations with key stakeholders, including government agencies, research institutions, NGOs, and local communities, to gather their perspectives and insights;
  • Presenting the assessment report to the relevant stakeholders and provide clarification and guidance on the recommendations, objectives, and expected outcomes of the national monitoring system strengthening efforts;
  • Developing a detailed plan for strengthening the national monitoring systems, including specific actions, timelines, responsible parties, and resource requirements;
  • Providing guidance on the integration of innovative technologies, methodologies, and approaches for improved data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Recommending mechanisms for enhancing institutional coordination and collaboration among stakeholders involved in biodiversity monitoring;
  • Ensuring alignment of the monitoring plan with national and international frameworks, policies, and conventions related to biodiversity monitoring and conservation;
  • Presenting the plan to the project team, national institutions, experts, and other stakeholders, incorporating their feedback and suggestions;
  • Drafting related chapters of the updated NBSAP; Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.
  • The National Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • An advanced academic degree (Master’s degree) in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field, is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience in biodiversity monitoring, data analysis, and assessment is required.
  • Strong knowledge of national and international frameworks, policies, and conventions related to biodiversity monitoring and conservation is required.
  • Proven expertise in conducting assessments and evaluations of monitoring systems and frameworks is required.
  • Familiarity with the local context and specific challenges of biodiversity monitoring in Montenegro is required. Excellent analytical, research, and report writing skills is desirable.

Deadline : Jul 18, 2024

National Consultant – Targets, Policy, and Institutional Alignment

The National Consultant for Target, policy and institutional alignment will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting a comparative analysis of the KMGBF and Montenegro’s Biodiversity Strategy to identify areas of coherence and potential misalignment.
  • Providing recommendations and guidance on necessary revisions, amendments, or additions to Montenegro’s Biodiversity Strategy to ensure coherence with the KMGBF and SDGs.
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, environmental organizations, and experts in the field of biodiversity conservation, to gather input and foster consensus on necessary changes to the national strategy.  Preparing a comprehensive report on new targets reflecting the KMGBF and inputs from consultations with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Conducting a comprehensive gap analysis of the institutional setting and regulatory frameworks, including recommendations for improvements to ensure coherence with the KMGBF, followed by active stakeholder engagement.
  • Assisting in organization of at least two workshops to present findings and recommendations to relevant stakeholders and facilitate discussions to obtain feedback and address concerns – one related to developed targets and the other one related to policy and institutional gaps and recommendations for improvements. Drafting the relevant chapters of the updated NBSAP. Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.
  • The Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • A first-level degree in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field is required.
  • The years of experience will be reduced by two for candidates who possess a Master’s degree in the same field. For the post advertised, a minimum work experience of at least 7 years of relevant professional work experience is required. In-depth knowledge and understanding of biodiversity conservation, the KMGBF, and Sustainable Development Goals is required.
  • Familiarity with Montenegro’s biodiversity context, national policies and institutional setting, and strategies related to biodiversity conservation is required.
  • Strong analytical and research skills to identify relevant KMGBF recommendations and align them with national targets is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex concepts and recommendations to diverse stakeholders is desirable.
  • Experience in capacity building and conducting training sessions on biodiversity-related topics is required.

Deadline : Jul 18, 2024

National Consultant – Flora Assessment

The National Consultant – Flora Assessment, will be responsible for:

  • Collecting and studying all available data on flora in Montenegro;
  • Undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the available data and synthetize information to assess the current state of flora of Montenegro;
  • Conducting the analysis of the current status of flora protection in Montenegro; Assisting in the organisation of at least two workshops to collect and verify all available data and present findings of the analysis;
  • Drafting the relevant chapters of the updated NBSAP; Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.
  • The National Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support Project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • An advanced academic degree (Master’s degree) in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field is highly desirable.
  • For the post advertised, a minimum of at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the fields of biodiversity related to flora, nature conservation assessment and related topics is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of flora of Montenegro and available data bases is required.
  • Understanding of the process and the methodology of biodiversity data collection and analysis is required.
  • Familiarity with Montenegro’s biodiversity context, national policies and institutional setting, and strategies related to biodiversity conservation is required.
  • Strong analytical and research skills to study and present available existing data is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex concepts and recommendations to diverse stakeholders is desirable.
  • Experience in capacity building and conducting training sessions on biodiversity-related topics is desirable

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

National Consultant – Fauna Assessment

The National Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Collecting and studying all available data on wild fauna of Montenegro.
  • Undertaking comprehensive analysis of the available data and synthetize information to assess the current state of the wild fauna of Montenegro.
  • Conducting the analysis of the current status of wild fauna protection in Montenegro. Assisting in organization of at least two workshops to collect and verify all available data and present findings of the analysis.
  • Drafting the relevant chapters of the updated NBSAP. Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.
  • The Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • An advanced academic degree (Master’s degree) in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field, is highly desirable.
  • For the post advertised, a minimum of at least 5 years of relevant professional experience related to assessment of fauna, nature conservation assessment and related topics is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of the fauna of Montenegro and available data bases is required. Understanding of the process and the methodology of biodiversity data collection and analysis is required.
  • Familiarity with Montenegro’s biodiversity context, national policies and institutional setting, and strategies related to biodiversity conservation is required. Strong analytical and research skills to study and present available existing data is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex concepts and recommendations to diverse stakeholders is desirable.
  • Experience in capacity building and conducting training sessions on biodiversity-related topics is desirable

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

Programme Management Officer

Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development of UN Environment’s Strategic Plans, including the Medium-Term Strategy and Programmes of Work.
  • Supports strategic monitoring and analysis of programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Coordinates strategic planning and policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications. Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Performs other duties as may be required.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to a particular sector, functional area, or another specialized field.  Ability to identify issues, analyze them, and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases.  Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.  Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Able to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey the resulting information to management.
  • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with the final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect their own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics, or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, or a related area is required.
  • Experience working with international organizations in the participatory formulation of strategic plans and policies in the area of sustainable development is desirable.
  • Experience in applying a gender equality approach and/or integrating social inclusion issues in environmental policy is desirable.
  • Experience working with the UN or other international organizations in project management and monitoring in the field is desirable.
  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or a related area is desirable.

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

National Finance Consultant

The National Finance Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting a biodiversity expenditure review, which assesses spending related to biodiversity across all sectors (e.g., energy, transport, infrastructure, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, extractive industries).
  • Reviewing biodiversity-harmful subsidies and analyze existing finance mechanisms, including why they are not working, and identify key constraints and obstacles.
  • Generating costing projections of new and updated KMGBF activities, calculate national financing gaps.
  • Developing a nature and biodiversity protection finance plan, taking into consideration domestic resource mobilization and additional projections to fill the finance gap, including a clear monitoring system for reporting on finance.
  • Drafting the relevant chapters of the updated NBSAP. Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.   The National Finance Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under (Name of Country)’s Early Action Support project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • An advanced academic degree (Master’s degree) in finance, economy, management, sustainable development, nature protection, environmental accounting, or a similar field is required.
  • For the position advertised, 10 years’ work experience in the field of cross-sectoral financial analysis is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with environmental financing is required.
  • Experience in working in a diverse project team is desirable.  Working experience in or with governmental institutions is desirable.

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

National Consultant – Protected Areas

Under the overall supervision of the National Project Coordinator for the Early Action Support project, the National Consultant – Protected Areas will assess the current state of protected areas in Montenegro. The National Consultant – Protected Areas, will be responsible for the following:

  • Collecting and studying all available data on protected areas.
  • Undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the available data and synthesizing information to assess the current state of protected areas of Montenegro.
  • Conducting an analysis of the current status protected areas in Montenegro. Assisting in the organization of at least two workshops to collect and verify all available data and present findings of the analysis.
  • Drafting the relevant chapters of the updated NBSAP. Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.
  • The National Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support Project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • An advanced academic degree (Master’s degree) in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field, is highly desirable.
  • For the post advertised, a minimum of at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the fields of biodiversity, nature conservation assessment, protected areas and related topics is required. In-depth knowledge of protected areas in Montenegro and its management systems is required.
  • Familiarity with Montenegro’s biodiversity context, national policies and institutional setting, and strategies related to biodiversity conservation is required.
  • Strong analytical and research skills to study and present available existing data is desirable. Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex concepts and recommendations to diverse stakeholders is desirable.
  • Experience in capacity building and conducting training sessions on biodiversity-related topics is required.

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

National Consultant – NBSAP Editing

The National Consultant – Editing will be responsible for the following:

  • Editing the updated NBSAP, including formatting of the document in Montenegrin and English languages, proofreading and editing in both languages, and stylistic alignment of the outputs delivered by all Early Action Support project consultants. Collaborating with all consultants and the National Project Coordinator for Montenegro’s Early Action Support project, to ensure a fully edited and finalized NBSAP in both languages.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • An academic degree in English language and literature, or a similar field is highly desirable.
  • For the advertised post, a minimum of at least three years of experience in the areas of editing, proofreading and English language translation is required.
  • Familiarity with software related to document formatting is required.
  • Familiarity with graphic design is desirable.
  • Experience in working in a diverse project team and combining different outputs is required.

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

National Consultant – Coordination Assistant

Under the overall supervision of the National Project Coordinator for the Early Action Support project, the National Consultant – Coordination Assistant will support the coordination between the Ministry, the NBSAP Working group and the Project team. the National Consultant – Coordination Assistant will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting the Ministry with coordination and information exchange between the Ministry, NBSAP Working group and the Project team;
  • Scheduling of meetings and communication with all members of the NBSAP Working group, the Ministry and engaged experts;
  • Assisting the Ministry in preparation of the minutes of meetings from the regular NBSAP Working group meetings;
  • Assisting the Ministry in organization of the workshops and stakeholder engagement during the execution of the project activities.
  • The National Consultant – Coordination Assistant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • An academic degree in management, economy, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field, is highly desirable.
  • For the position advertised, at least 3 years of relevant professional experience in the fields of environmental management, project management and/or project is highly desirable.
  • Experience in public sector is desirable.
  • Familiarity with nature conservation and institutional setting in Montenegro is required. Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey coordination between the national Working group and the Project team is desirable.

Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

Senior Information Systems Officer

Responsibilities
Strategic Alignment and Leadership: 

  • Provide authoritative technical and policy advice to the senior management team and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) working groups on systems development and the implications of various alternatives, on business publications and other related issues;
  • Identify and plan for future needs;
  • Develop and disseminate best practices;
  • Conceptualize, develop strategies for and oversee the design and implementation of UNEP- wide Information and Communications Technology (ICT) initiatives in accordance with the Organization’s approved Digital Governance Process and in line with UNEP’s Digital Transformation strategy in the areas of ICT DevOps, information management, resource management, infrastructure management and data engineering advanced analytics;
  • Prepare and monitor the budget, work programme and spending plan for UNEP-wide ICT initiatives;
  • Develop and maintain innovative solutions to resolve problems that impact a critical area of the organization’s work; Support UNEP’s Digital Transformation subprogramme with regards to infrastructure and platform management needs, and any other requirements that may arise, subject to resource capacity and organizational priorities;
  • Act as the Chair to the UNEP-wide ICT Solutions Group within the overall UNEP Digital Governance Process, in close collaboration with the Office of the Chief Digital Officer.

ICT Oversight and Cybersecurity:

  • Ensure the development of standards, procedures and practices to ensure a stable and effective ICT environment, including the development and monitoring of performance measures;
  • Oversee the organization’s Information Security Management and ensure Cybersecurity compliance with UN Secretariat and International Standards;
  • Devise policies and solutions designed to protect against threats to confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Agency’s data/information, communications, systems, and other digital assets;
  • Ensure that projects meet established time and cost parameters and standards of technical quality, as well as reflecting user needs and minimizing duplication of functionality across the organization.

Leadership and Coordination of Projects and Services:

  • Responsible for outsourcing and establishing Service Level Agreements (SLA) with appropriate service providers.
  • Lead and direct UNEP’s corporate team of information systems officers information / programme management officers, and assistants as well engage the ICT focal points both in Headquarters, Offices Away from Headquarters (OAHs), and in the UNEP Multilateral Environment Agreement (MEA) secretariats in the implementation of UNEP-wide ICT initiatives; oversee activities for the ICC section; plan and allocate work assignments; coach, mentor and evaluate staff; participate in recruitment and selection of new staff. Manage and oversee multiple, concurrent and often disparate tasks for ICT projects that often involve innovative applications, dissimilar systems, data, advanced analytics, as well as databases and highly complex system integration and linkages, with internal and external stakeholders.

Coordination with the UN bodies:

  • Liaise and coordinate with the UN HQ ICT office (OICT) to ensure UNEP’s requirements are considered within the UN secretariat ICT strategy and UNEP’s compliance with global Secretariat ICT initiatives when possible.
  • Represent UNEP on various ICT committees with the United Nations setting, such as UN Digital Technology Network (DTN) and various working groups established under the DTN.   Leads team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Comprehensive knowledge of UN ICT policies, procedures and operations; Broad knowledge of all aspects of complex, global IT system design, development, implementation and management. Familiarity with UNEP’s business operations and systems, such as the linkages between UNEP’s home grown local systems and the UN-wide enterprise systems such as the various Umoja modules (IPMR, SSA, BI, IP, FI, etc), Inspira, and the UN Partner Portal is desirable. Ability to develop and oversee large centralized or decentralized institutional systems; Knowledge and experience in a range of computer languages and development paradigms; Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives. Ability to improve processes and approaches; Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement on difficult issues; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: Empowers others to translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
  • VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics, business administration, public administration or related area is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Job – Specific Qualification

  • Additional certifications in Project Management Prince 2, Service Delivery ITIL, and/or Information Security Management CISM are desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
  • Experience in developing and overseeing institutional ICT systems at the international level is required.
  • Experience in developing and implementing ICT strategies and governance frameworks, familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Information Security Management and risk mitigations, Enterprise Data Platform / Warehouse (EDP/W) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems is desirable.
  • Experience in the United Nations Common System organizations or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

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